Cover of Genii (1963)
|Born||Louis T. Tannen|
February 14, 1909
New York City
|Died||March 19, 1982 (age 73) |
North Miami Beach, Florida
|Known for||Magic Dealer|
Tannen's Magic Shop
Tannen's Magic Camp
Louis Tannen (Feburary 14, 1909 - March 19, 1982) was founder of Louis Tannen, Inc., one of the largest magic dealers.
Tannen was a life-long magician, starting out as a kid magician. He started a magic shop, Tannen's Magic Shop in New York City in 1925.
His younger brother Irv (1920-2001), originally worked with his brother Mike Tannen at Circle Magic on Broadway in New York City and later went to work for his older brother Lou Tannen where he eventually became a part owner and president of Louis Tannen, Inc.
Louis Tannen was publisher of the Tannen edition of the Tarbell Course, in seven volumes.
Louis created a number of effects including a version of the Haunted Deck (1933) and Salt-Go (1943).
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 22, No. 10, December 1942, Hocus Pocus Parade, by Bob Weill & Eddie Clever - Louis Tannen, page 54
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 31, No. 2, April 1951, The New York Mid-Century Parade, by Eddie Clever - Louis Tannen, A Brief Sketch of His Magic Life, by Ralph Read, page 76
- Cover, The Gen, Vol.7, No. 8, December 1951, Front Page Personalities, Louis Tannen, by Ralph Read, page 227
- Cover, M-U-M, Vol. 43, No. 9, February 1954, Louis Tannen, magician-of-the-month, by Leslie P. Guest, page 368
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 37, No. 9, November 1957, Magic Dealer Parade, by John Braun for Eddie Clever - Louis Tannen, Dealer-Publisher, page 83
- Cover, Genii Magazine, Vol. 27, No. 9, May 1963, Our Cover, Lou Tannen, page 376
- Obit Genii 1982 May
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 62, No. 5, May 1982, Lou Tannen Succumbs, page 101; Broken Wand, Louis Tannen, page 103
- Bio-bibliographisches Lexikon der Zauberkünstler Edition Volker Huber, April 2002, Tannen, Louis T. = Louis Nat, USA Zauberkünstler (*14.02.1909 New York City; †19.03.1982), 335
- http://www.nytimes.com/1982/03/22/obituaries/louis-tannen-73-magician-is-dead.html LOUIS TANNEN, 73, MAGICIAN, IS DEAD